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Turning the calendar on May-December month

December 31st, 2010 · No Comments

In the month of December, I matched Shopgirl (2005) with seven recent films about lovers separated by age. The finest remains Susan Sarandon & James Spader in White Palace (1990), where a happy ending was the only misstep in an otherwise candid romance. At the shallow end of the pool are Michelle Pfeiffer & Paul Rudd in I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007), which stumbled from hostility to rage. What surprises me is how many people still seem uncomfortable by depictions of relationships that defy their own personal laws of physics, even in a movie.

57 Years Old and Broke ~ Crazy Heart (2009)

Everyone Laughs At The Older Woman ~ Being Julia (2004)

Alone With Some Young Beauty ~ The Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

An Old Lady, Next To You ~ The Good Girl (2002)

She’s Really Too Young For Me ~ Shopgirl (2005)

The Biggest Surprise In A Man’s Life Is Old Age ~ Elegy (2008)

Not The Man I Dreamt I Might Be When I Was Young ~ The Girl in the Café (2005)

The Girl Was A Zygote When You Were In the 7th Grade ~ Beautiful Girls (1996)

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